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About Bob Storey

Bob Storey is a developer at XJTAG. His role includes the continuing development of the automatic Connection Test and also the code which handles logic devices in XJTAG.

Issues when generating ODB++ netlists using Altium Designer 17.0

We have noticed that the Altium Designer 17.0 ODB++ exporter has a bug which causes it to output all component references in lower case. This causes problems for anyone who has already set up an XJTAG project from an earlier version of Altium who then updates the netlist by regenerating the ODB++ in Altium Designer 17.0, because the component references in the XJTAG project will not match up with the netlist. It will also cause problems for anyone starting a project from Altium Designer 17.0 with BGA devices in the design… and anyone else who starts an XJTAG project using ODB++ generated in Altium 17.0 and then in the future regenerates the ODB++ from later versions of Altium Designer. Altium have informed us that the bug in their ODB++ exporter is due to be fixed in release 17.1 of Altium Designer. […]

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Testing XJLink hardware

We understand that sometimes (for your own sanity if nothing else) you need to test that your test equipment is working. For this reason, it is possible to run a health-check on XJLink2 hardware (and XJLink2-based hardware) using the self-test feature available in the XJLink Manager. The self test can be run with or without a loopback connector but should never be run with the XJLink connected to test hardware. […]

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Connection Test output viewer

From XJTAG version 3.5, users are now able to view all the test data from the automated Connection Test by clicking on a link at the end of the Connection Test results within XJDeveloper, XJRunner, or formatted log files in the XJTAG Log File Viewer. The full output viewer shows the test data for one run of Connection Test at a time, and there is a dropdown box to change between the available test modes. […]

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Conditional testing in XJRunner

It has always been possible to construct tests in XJEase which were conditional on something else having happened, or a previous test having passed, but the new v3.5 release includes a number of major enhancements to the setup, running and control of tests in XJDeveloper and XJRunner, some of which make conditional testing much easier to setup, control and debug. […]

XJTAG version 3.5

A new major version of XJTAG – version 3.5 – is now available from our website for users who are in maintenance. […]

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Common errors when updating files with the new XJEase Library

With the new XJEase Library we have made some fairly extensive changes to reduce code duplication, to improve test coverage, and ease of use.  If you have used additional code files from the XJEase library to create your own test scripts you may find that updating to the new versions of these files causes errors in your project.  Below are the common errors you might see and how to fix them. […]

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New XJEase library available

Today (31 Mar 2016) we have released a major update to the XJTAG XJEase library.  The new library will be installed if you update to version 3.4.5 of XJTAG which is also released today. […]

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New XJEase Library format coming soon…

We are in the final stages of a major overhaul of the XJEase device file library and we expect to release it in the next few days. […]

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Debugging Connection Test – part 1 (Updated)

This post is an update to the original “Debugging Connection Test (part 1)” post – over time several features in XJTAG have changed considerably and may be hard to find by following my original post. […]

Why categorise resistors, inductors, links and fuses?

Recently one of our newer customers started on their first solo board setup. They had previously seen XJTAG demonstrated and had also had their initial board setup done by an XJTAG engineer. When they came to setting a board up for themselves they tried to follow the path that the XJTAG engineer had talked them through – […]

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